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K9 officers end police chase near Brier Creek

Posted December 29, 2017 9:13 p.m. EST
Updated December 29, 2017 10:54 p.m. EST

— Two men who led police on a high-speed chase Friday night on Interstate 540 in north Raleigh will finish the night in custody.

Authorities said the pair jumped from their vehicle and ran at Brier Creek shopping center and were tracked down by K9 officers before their arrest.

The men were driving a 2007 silver Lexus SUV.

Witnesses reported more than a dozen police cars involved in the chase at speeds of up to 100 mph.

Luis Emilio Morales, 28, of Durham, and Agustin Damien, 41, of Haverhill, Mass., fled when a Wake County deputy attempted to pull them over for a traffic violation on Capital Boulevard at Buffalo Road at about 8 p.m. They led deputies on the chase across Wake County on I-540, and it ended on an embankment along Glenwood Avenue at Brier Creek Parkway.

Their SUV had to be towed, and a search found 2.5 grams of marijuana inside.